The Heart of Holiness shows how our daily experiences of human friendship teach us the most essential path to holiness of life and union with God. Fr. Gary Lauenstein reviews what Scripture says about holiness, and what the greatest saints have practiced throughout the first two millennia of the Church's history. We learn how important our experiences of human friendship are to our experience of friendship with God, and that holiness is essentially a deep friendship with God.
How do we understand "holiness"? How do we articulate the invitation to friendship that God offers us? What part does prayer, devotions, and liturgy have in our spiritual lives and growing in holiness? How do we understand the death of Christ and a loving God the Father? This book helps us to answer these key questions in our journey towards a deeper friendship with God.